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Valleriite with Bornite & Magnetite

#RW47512

Valleriite with Bornite & Magnetite

#RW47512
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 4 x 4 cm - Miniature 
Formula
2[(Fe,Cu)S]·1.53[(Mg,Al)(OH)2] (RRUFF)
Locality
Little Chief mine, Whitehorse dist., Yukon, Canada
Tagged
copper

Brassy gold thin partings of Valeriite on slickensides of serpentized Magnetite and Bornite host rock.

Valleriite

Formula
2[(Fe,Cu)S]·1.53[(Mg,Al)(OH)2
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Nodular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bronze, gray 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Hardness
1-1.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

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